No. 3 Radcliffe Lightweights Head to Lake Quinsigamond for Eastern Sprints

No. 3 Radcliffe Lightweights Head to Lake Quinsigamond for Eastern Sprints


Start Time

Eastern Sprints 
Sunday, April 30
Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester
12:30 p.m.
US Rowing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 3 Radcliffe lightweight crew will look to continue its streak of medaling at the Eastern Sprints Championships when the Black and White hit the water on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts Sunday.

The event will be streamed live on YouTube by US Rowing.


12:30 p.m. – Novice 4+ Grand Final
12:40 p.m. – Varsity 4+ Grand Final
12:50 p.m. – 3V8+Grand Final
1 p.m. – 2V8+ Grand Final
1:15 p.m. – V8+ Grand Final

First Varsity Eight
Coxswain: McKenzie Parks; Stroke: Alanah Anderson; 7: Josie Theile; 6: Samantha Shao: 5: Elizabeth Pate; 4: Ada Bielawski; 3: Genevieve Shaw; 2: Maria Boyle; Bow: Erin Walk

Second Varsity Eight
Coxswain: Electra Lang; Stroke: Julia Baumel; 7; Serena Blacklow; 6: Julia Henry; 5: Ruby Emberling; 4: Molly Lesser; 3: Mykayla Sandler; 2: Julia Davis; Bow: Bel Evans

Third Varsity Eight
Coxswain: Maria Stoica; Stroke: Tessa Buchan; 7: Sarah Lagan; 6: Ellie Bernstein; 5: Allison Oliva; 4: Gretchen Dougherty; 3: Margaret Irwin; 2: Gina Cusing; Bow: Fiona Fitzgerald 

Last Week
Radcliffe swept Princeton in the 1V8, 2V8 and 3V8 to claim the Class of 1999 Cup for the fifth time in six years. The Black and White finished the dual season with a 4-2 record.

Sprints History
The Radcliffe lightweights have won the Eastern title at Sprints 15 times and in three of the last four seasons. Ten (10) of those championships came in varsity eight races: 1977, '80, '82, '84, '85, '87, '97, 2004, '13, '14 and '15. On three other occasions (1993, '94 and '96), the Black and White won the Sprints title by virtue of its win in the varsity four when no varsity eight race was contested. Radcliffe also won the varsity four in 1995 and '98 and won the novice eight in 2007. The Black and White was first in last year's novice four event.

In the Polls
The Black and White sit at No. 3 in last week's USRowing Collegiate Poll. 



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Last Year
Radcliffe placed second at the Eastern Sprints Championships in the first varsity eight and third varsity eight. The Black and White was third in the second varsity eight and won the novice four.

RVL Wins
Dating back to April 21, 2012, Radcliffe has won 27 of 32 dual races. 

In the Launch
In her second season at the helm, Radcliffe lightweights head coach Sarah Baker guided the Black and White to a second-place finish at Easterns and a bronze medal at IRAs last year. Baker has a 9-4 career record at Radcliffe.

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight. 

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Up Next
The Black and White will have more than a month off from competition before racing at the IRA National Championships June 2-4 at Lake Natoma in Sacramento, California.